Edinburgh Larder Café

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Edinburgh Larder Café
Edinburgh Larder Café
15 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NB
  • Telephone 0131 556 6922
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 8am–5pm; Sat–Sun 9am–5pm.
  • Seasonal times Festival: extended opening hours
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–4pm; Sat/Sun 9am–4pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.edinburghlarder.co.uk
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Just off the Royal Mile, this friendly and bright daytime café now has two spaces, both proudly showcasing Scotland’s seasonal and local produce.

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Edinburgh Larder have owned the spot next door to them for a few years now, but have never quite worked out the best way to use it. But that’s all changed: there are now two spaces operating under one name, with slightly different menus. The new second space, billed as the Larder’s little cousin, has a single-page menu that’s available all-day. There’s porridge, homemade beans on toast, and a range of chunky and satisfying toasties, like a rich, comforting melt with thick slices of ham, tangy cheese and red onion, all wrapped in two super-crunchy slabs of sourdough. Hearty and filling, it looks expensive at just under a tenner, but is the sort of quick brunch that will keep you going long into the evening. Wash it all down with good coffee and admire the brand-new-yet-rustic space, with its big picture windows and cheerful staff. Next door is business as usual, with an excellent brunch and lunch menu, all immaculately sourced. Clearly it’s not fair to have a favourite cousin, especially when you’re choosing between the likes of eggs benny and bacon baps, so best to be on the safe side and visit each one in strict rotation.

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Jo Laidlaw visited Edinburgh Larder Café on 1 April 2019
  • High point: That savoury gooey melt
  • Low point: The rustic furniture isn't very comfy
  • Notable dish: Toasted melt
  • Average price: £8 (soup and half sandwich)

'The best of Scottish produce prepared for you in the heart of Edinburgh'

The Edinburgh Larder is a deli and licensed cafe on Blackfriars Street - just off the Royal Mile. Specialising in a wide range of Scottish produce, the Larder team have scoured the country for the best ingredients possible. The lunch menu consists of a number of homemade treats and is supported by a sandwich menu with a difference. There is always a seasonal quiche, tart or frittata on offer as well as homemade chicken liver or smoked salmon pate. The veg plate includes homemade hummus and sundried tomato tapenade as well as house roasted peppers. There are also deli plates so you can sample the delicious Scottish smoked meats, salami and lovely cheeses in the deli counter. A tantalising range of cakes are on offer too for those with a sweet tooth as well as scones served with Scottish clotted cream and jam from Galloway in Dumfries.

In the drinks department, Scottish beers are offered from two breweries local to Edinburgh (Stewarts and Tryst) which are sure to cater to all beer lovers tastes. Coffee is from Artisan Roast and tea from Eteaket. There is also Cuddybridge apple juice from Peebles as well as freshly blended smoothies. Homemade chutney and jam line the shelves along with a small selection of deli products to take away.

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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 32
  • Largest group: 32
  • Open since: 2009

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